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Good Friday walk to depict sacrifice made by Christ
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St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church will be holding its “Stations of the Cross” this Friday beginning at 2 p.m. The community is encouraged to participate.
The church has been holding the event on Good Friday for the last several years. Event organizer Steve Grove says it has been well received by the public.
“I think the walk has been very well received,” Grove said. “We get a lot of gaping mouths from motorists who pass who don’t understand what we are doing, but that’s to be expected. The walk is a reminder of what we were given and the sacrifice that was made for us by Jesus Christ.”
Stations of the Cross is to literally walk the walk taken by Jesus during his crucifixion. There will be 14 stations that represent the 14 stops Jesus made along the way. Prayers will be made at each stop.
Everyone is encouraged to walk along with the group and share in the experience.
“If you can’t walk with us on the sidewalk, then follow along with us in your car on the street,” said Grove. “Either way, hopefully, people take away a sense of what Jesus did for us in his final act. Good Friday is not a day of revelry. It is a day of penitence.”
The walk will begin at the front door of McMinnville Civic Center at 2 p.m. and end at about 3 p.m.
If it is raining, the walk will be canceled and participants will meet at the church for an indoor gathering.